User Group Meeting, Spring 2016

SHRUG met on Friday, June 10 at the Nova Scotia Archives. Highlights included a talk on data visualization with SAS GTL by Data Scientist, Nate Derby, a case study of GIS software by RCP's Research Analyst, John Fahey, a report from Kara Thompson about her attendance at SAS Global Forum in April and a discussion led by Peter Ye of solutions that members submitted to his SAS coding challenge.

Lunch was provided by Janes on the Common.


  • 12-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 Welcome and Announcements
  • 12:45 "Using SAS GTL with 9.3 Updates to Visualize Your Data When There Is Too Much of It to Visualize":  Nate Derby, Data Scientist, Stakana Analytics
  • 1:35 Global Forum Update and Clinical Graphs using SAS 9.4: Kara Thompson, Research Methods Unit, Dalhousie University
  • 1:50 Networking and Break
  • 2:15 Using SAS with ArcGIS: A Case Study: John Fahey, Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia
  • 2:45 SAS Coding Challenge: Lingyun (Peter) Ye, Canadian Centre for Vaccinology
  • 3:00 Techie tip: SAS University Edition demo, Ron Dewar
  • 3:15 Closing remarks
Date and Time: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Nova Scotia Archives Building
6016 University Ave, Halifax